Jerry Sandusky granted evidentiary hearing on post-trial motions

mcarroll@centredaily.comDecember 18, 2012 

The judge in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial has granted the defense’s request for an evidentiary hearing on post-trial motions filed in the case.

Sandusky’s defense team is seeking the hearing to support claims it made in post-trial motions that the court erred in not giving them enough time to prepare for trial.

In court documents filed last week, defense attorney Joe Amendola requested the hearing before trial Judge John Cleland to present testimony and exhibits that Amendola said will support the defense’s claims.

Cleland granted that request Tuesday, setting an evidentiary hearing for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in the Centre County Courthouse.

Amendola said he believes testimony wouldn’t take longer than two hours.

The 68-year-old Sandusky, who was convicted of sexually abusing 10 young boys and sometimes on the Penn State campus, is serving 30 to 60 years in state prison.

Sandusky maintains his innocence.

Matt Carroll can be reached at 231-4631. Follow him on Twitter @Carrollreporter.

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